The Fix to the ‘Doc Fix’ Is No Fix at All

All but eight Senate Republicans just voted for a “fix” to the “doc fix” that will build on Obamacare by herding doctors into Accountable Care Organizations that “will provide a direct route for the federal government to exert full control over the practice of medicine.”

National Review, April 14, 2015
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    The Budget Act at Forty: Time for Budget Process Reform

    As this thorough study discusses, Congress’s budgetary process is outdated, encourages runaway entitlement spending, and needs to be revamped.

    Mercatus Center at George Mason University, March 25, 2015
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    An Unappealing ‘Doc Fix’

    Republican and Democratic leaders have negotiated a “doc fix” that is poised to increase Medicare spending and deficits while giving the federal government new authority “to become the official arbiter of what constitutes ‘quality’ in physician care‎.”

    National Review, March 25, 2015
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    How to Replace Obamacare

    King v. Burwell may make it possible to begin the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare well before 2017, but that will require the GOP to have an alternative ready to go.

    National Review, December 1, 2014
  • Ed Gillespie Offers a Credible Obamacare Alternative

    The Virginia Republican senatorial candidate is advancing an alternative to Obamacare that would save $1 trillion, give Americans far more freedom of choice, and finally end the unfairness in the tax code for everyone who buys health insurance on their own.

    Real Clear Markets, October 29, 2014
  • The Obama Rosy Scenario

    Having watched the national debt double in just a few short years, Americans should be highly skeptical of the Obama administration’s claims that a nearly half-trillion-dollar deficit in 2014 is a sign of responsible governing.

    National Review, October 16, 2014
  • Tax Reform for Both Capital and Labor

    Conservative ideas for tax reform, such as the Lee-Rubio proposal, offer a way to help free the U.S. economy from this steady, multi-year drip of anemic economic growth.

    Opportunity Lives, September 26, 2014
  • The Reality Behind the Latest Pro-Obamacare Spin

    Obamacare’s insurer bailout “is one of the most important features of the entire law,” so congressional Republicans should make stopping it “among their highest legislative priorities."

    The Weekly Standard, September 8, 2014
  • GOP Should Stop Avoiding Payroll Tax Reform

    Entitlement programs rely on people having children even as they disincentive their having children—and a payroll tax cut for parents might be a better way to address this than an increased child tax credit, as the former would lower parents’ marginal rates and thus encourage growth.

    e21, July 9, 2014
  • Here Are Good Ways to Replace Obamacare, Not Simply Repeal It

    Republicans can bring about Obamacare’s full repeal if they advance a winning alternative that fixes the unfairness in the tax code, deals sensibly with preexisting conditions, and doesn’t disrupt the typical American’s employer-based insurance.

    Washington Examiner, June 20, 2014
  • Obamacare’s Ongoing Dysfunction

    From a botched roll-out to widespread discrepancies in reported income and citizenship status, the Obamacare enrollment process has been, without question, an administrative failure.

    National Review, May 23, 2014
  • Better Health Care for the Poor

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    Unlike refundable tax credits, Obamacare’s expensive expansion of a broken Medicaid program doesn’t provide access to legitimate health insurance for the poor or near-poor.

    The Hill, May 20, 2014
  • The Burr-Coburn-Hatch Proposal

    The Burr-Coburn-Hatch alternative to Obamacare is a strong proposal both substantively and politically, and conservatives should spread the word that it addresses costs, coverage, and preexisting conditions—and thus can help bring down Obamacare.

    The Weekly Standard, January 28, 2014
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    Beware the Pivot to a ‘Grand Bargain’

    With Obamacare’s disastrous rollout underway and drawing public ire, the last thing the GOP should do is “pivot” away from its push to delay the individual mandate.

    National Review, October 9, 2013
  • The Play Should Be Delay


    The best way to target Obamacare in the upcoming budget battles is to listen to the American people and make a determined push for the overhaul’s delay.

    The Weekly Standard, September 16, 2013